Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

Lyrics: Bob Dylan
Music: Bob Dylan

This was rehearsed by Bob Dylan with the Grateful Dead in 1987 but never played live then. Jerry Garcia played it regularly with the JGB in the 1990s, and Dylan played it with The Dead in 2003.

Senor, senor, do you know where we're heading?
Lincoln County Road or Armageddon?
Seems like I been down this way before
Is there any truth in that, senor?

Senor, senor, do you know where she is hiding?
How long are we gonna be riding?
How long must I keep my eyes glued to the door?
Will there be any comfort there, senor?

There's a wicked wind still blowin' on that upper deck
There's an iron cross still hanging down from around her neck
There's a marching band still playing in that vacant lot
Where she held me in her arms one time and said, "Forget me not"

Senor, senor, I can see that painted wagon,
I can smell the tail of the dragon
Can't stand the suspense anymore
Can you tell me who to contact here, senor?

Well, the last thing I remember before I stripped and kneeled
Was that trainload of fools bogged down in a magnetic field
A gypsy with a broken flag and a flashing ring
Said, "Son, this ain't a dream no more, it's the real thing"

Senor, senor, you know their hearts is as hard as leather
Well, give me a minute, let me get it together
I just gotta pick myself up off the floor
I'm ready when you are, senor

Senor, senor, let's disconnect these cables
Overturn these tables
This place don't make sense to me no more
Can you tell me what we're waiting for, senor?

Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     17 Nov 1975 Jerry Garcia Plays Dylan Jerry Garcia Band
      1990 Jerry Garcia Band Jerry Garcia Band (note 1) (note 2)

"The Dead" Concert Recordings

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Notes
(1) also on the soundtrack to the Bob Dylan film "Masked And Anonymous"
(2) also on the compilation The Best Of Jerry Garcia



Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com

 


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